Some people see the world in black and white. Others choose to live in one. And if a black and white world looks like this home, I’d live there too.

Located in Highland Park, IL, Halcyon Hall is a Historic Landmark Home that was built in 1925 and exudes old-world charm and elegance. And if you couldn’t tell from the photos, it boasts a black and white themed decor throughout. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a home with a monochrome palette throughout that looks as sophisticated as this one.

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A black and white kitchen.

From the kitchen to the bathroom to the bedrooms, the black and white decor gives the entire place a very elegant feel, but still makes it feel livable. Personally I love how the color scheme works in the bathroom with the Jacuzzi.

This home is set on a hill, that overlooks lushly landscaped grounds including a pool (not black and white…it’s blue), coach house and even a clay tennis court in case Rafael Nadal is coming over. For those looking for a relaxing escape the home is also within walking distance to Lake Michigan, the village center and the train station. Plus it sits on just under 2 1/2 acres of land giving you plenty of room for privacy or even expansion.

The home is currently listed by Julie Deutsch with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Illinois and you can see the full set of photos for this black and white place on